Refuse / Trash Collection will occur once per week on Wednesdays. Put your cans out the night before. Refuse and Recyling can not be placed out for pick-up prior to 12 hours before pick-up. There is a five (5) can limit per household. Bulk items such as furniture, mattresses, etc. are picked up Wednesday. White goods (washer, dryers, etc.) need to be scheduled by calling J.P. Mascaro & Sons. Items that contain freon must have freon removed with certified sticker. Household construction is limited to 70lb. Emmaus Borough Trash & Recycling Information
Holiday Refuse/Recycling Schedule - 2017
Memorial Day, May 29 - Place refuse/recycling out Wednesday night, May 31 for Thursday, June 1 pickup.
July 4 - Place refuse/recycling out Wednesday night, July 5 for Thursday, July 6 pickup.
Labor Day, September 4 - Place refuse/recycling out Wednesday night, September 6 for Thursday, September 7 pickup.
Christmas Day, December 25 - Place refuse/recyling out Wednesday night, December 27 for Thursday, December 28 pickup.
In 2015, the Borough had to bid out the new refuse / recycling contract. J.P. Mascaro and Sons was the winning bidder. With the winning bid, the Borough switched from twice per week collection to one time per week collection. In turn, the Borough was able to reduce the refuse / recycling assessment fee. There have been some questions and confusion as to how the reduction was calculated, what the assessment covers, and how the calculations are conducted. The refuse assessment fee does not only include curbside refuse collection, but it also includes other recycling and refuse costs, such as compost, electronics recycling costs, leaf and brush collection, and other costs associated with refuse, recycling, and compost.
Please feel free to click on the document link below for a better understanding of how your bill is calculated.
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